Day two of the Animated Eight begins with the Springfield Regional and two shows who took quite different paths to get where they are:
Who: One-Seeded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Third-Seeded Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers
The Line: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -3.5
Where: Springfield Regional
When: Right now through 6:30am Friday, July 4.
What's at Stake: Besides a trip to Walla Walla to face (more than likely) the Looney Tunes Destruction Machine; this matchup is between favorites for 90s kids everywhere who grew up with the two theme songs firmly supplanted in their brains on repeat. The Turtles have steamrolled every matchup thus far; winning by an average of 39.67 votes per contest over the likes of Aeon Flux, Samurai Jack, and then a rather surprising (by margin of victory) defeat of Family Guy. The Chipmunks crushed Hey Arnold! in their first matchup, barely got past cartoon legends The Jetsons, and squeaked out another win versus Popeye in a match where Popeye had plenty of momentum coming in. Chip N' Dale have a 9.33 votes per contest margin of victory...but the last two rounds, that number has only been 1.33. It will take a herculean effort to bring down the Turtles.